• Damien, our ambassador.
  • Gala Concert 2014
  • Graduation at St Patrick's
  • Annual Report
  • Ashleigh creche visit
  • Graduation 2013 Sept

Damien320Singer Damien Dempsey becomes ambassador for Coolmine

The internationally renowned singer, Damien Dempsey, has announced that he has become an ambassador for the Coolmine Therapeutic Community in Dublin.
Damien said that the great work carried out by the staff and volunteers at Coolmine had helped thousands of people, with drug and alcohol addiction, to find their way out of these addictions and get back into society.
“Having visit the community and performed at some of their graduation events, I have witnessed the emotion and the sense of achievement of those who complete the therapy. I want people to know that there is help available for those struggling with drugs.
“As ambassador for this great community, I hope I can encourage those fighting their addictions to seek out the help offered by Coolmine. I am honoured to have met such brave people who have come through the therapy and got their lives back,” Damien said.
Since his first live outings in the mid-1990s, Damien Dempsey has been has been attracting huge audiences to his concerts across the world and his spiritual and soulful music continues to be in demand.            more

 

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Yes believe it or not we are talking about Christmas and we already have our Christmas Gala concert organised.  
On December 6th the Blanchardstown Brass Band and the Dublin Male Voice Choir shall combine their talents once again for this Christmas Gala Concert in aid of the Coolmine Therapeutic Community. Sit back, relax and enjoy the arrival of Christmas at this evening of yuletide fun and Christmas favourites. Featuring solo items and audience participation this promises to be an evening that will appeal to people of all ages and bring a sprinkling of Christmas magic.
 
Tickets for this memorable night are only
€12 and can be purchased on line (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

 

 

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We recently held our second graduation in the stunning venue of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Thanks to everyone for making the night magnificent. Well done to the graduates and their families. As Damien put it, "Some powerful emotions were shared". He followed the graduation with a wonderful selection of songs and coerced Paul Hatton to perform too, never speechless even after his award for being invaluable and instrumental within Coolmine for the last 30 years. The night concluded with Damien "We grow strong", and together, tonight, we showed....we do.    

 

theJournal.ie article

 

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Coolmine would like to thank Matt Cooper's continued support as we highlighted changing trends and our work with over 1,000 people to support them and their families in overcoming their addiction. This was achieved despite increased demands for our services and decreased funding from the State. Click here to download a copy of the report.

 

MS-Paint-SM Minister Visits the Coolmine créche

Two of the children in the créche are joined by Minister White in a painting class while the mothers are undergoing group therapy or attending stepdown and day programmes. The créche provides a safe enviroment and is the only facility of it's kind in Ireland which provides care for the children of mothers attending addiction services. It also provides facilities to clients who have progressed to CE schemes so they can return to work with a nominal outlay for child care fees. Coolmine would love to enable more clients in this way but state funding reductions are making this goal more difficult to achieve. if you want to help why not become a Friend of Coolmine or go to the fundraise section.

Our Thanks to the Minister, the mothers and the children for making this day a happy one.

Coolmine Graduations

Coolmine celebrated the achievement of 25 more people who have joined the many graduates from our programme over the last 40 years. It was a great night and we would like to thank the Draoicht for the facilities, all the families, friends, volunteers, and staff who made the night special. The entertainment after the graduation was a brief excerpt by the Coolmine drama group from their interpretation of Romeo and Juliet followed by Eoin Coughlan & Paddy Casey.

A special thank you to Eoin and Paddy for a superb set and fantastic finish to the evening.

Do not forget the graduate gathering coming soon. Graduates can join the event on facebook

 

Coolmine Therapeutic Community

Coolmine Therapeutic Community

The therapeutic community model is a treatment and rehabilitation approach where clients live in small structured drug-free communities. The goal is to encourage psychological and lifestyle changes to enable people to maintain a drug-free existence. The treatment approach is based on peer support, and participants are expected to contribute to the general running of the community, and to their own recovery, by actively participating in educational activities and in group and individual therapy.

Therapeutic Communities (TC) are designed to foster change and positive growth in their clients, emphasising group work and the taking of personal responsibility within a highly structured environment.

The focus is on offering a holistic approach to dealing with addiction which means that in addition to dealing with the person in recovery, support is also provided for their friends and family thereby creating a strong social network to help them succeed. Coolmine is the oldest therapeutic community in Ireland, 2013 will see Coolmine achieve 40 years providing services that help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction throughout Ireland.

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